Believe it or not, before the Soviet occupation, Lithuania had a robust military equipped with some of the best European fighter planes of the time. But come 1940, not a single shot was fired when the Soviet army moved in; Lithuania had no allies then.For 10 years after World War II, Lithuanian partisans fought a bloody guerrilla war against the Soviets that was financed by ordinary people. Patriotism, not money, was their investment. Same story in 1991. In the absence of military might, people threw their bodies in front of advancing Soviet tanks.It is easy to understand why most Lithuania...
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